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Winter 2008


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



MUSC 100  Introduction to Music                                   3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - For students with little or no formal training in music, this course explores, in a non-technical way, the elements of music (e.g., rhythm, melody, harmony, texture and form) and discusses the various cultural contexts in which music is found and how these affect the nature of the music and the listener's perception. We will explore a variety of genres and styles. Students will meet in person 3 days a week as well as completing various other online class work including listening, viewing of performance videos, and engaging in structured discussions. For more information contact airubin@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[7511] 9151 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             RUBIN, A
            TuWTh......1:00pm- 4:10pm (LH7 ...)


MUSC 101  Fundamentals of Music Theory                            3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - A study of the fundamentals of music theory, including notation, scale construction, intervals, chords, meter, etc., with emphasis on learning and developing music reading skills. For more information contact belzer@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[0040] 9151 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             BELZER, M
            MWF........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  530)


MUSC 217  Rock and Related Music: 1950-Present                    3 credits
This course explores the evolution of rock 'n' roll from its origins to the present day, focusing on "soul," folk rock, British rock, psychedelic, heavy metal, disco, punk and rap styles within the context of cultural, social and political developments. For students with little or no formal training in music, this course's emphasis will be on the styles and evolution of the music, which will be discussed in a non-technical way that centers on music fundamentals -i.e., melody, harmony, texture, rhythm and form. For more information see http://research.umbc.edu/~morin/musc217.htm or contact morin@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[0041] 9101 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             MORIN, J
            TuWTh......9:00am-12:10pm (FA  331)


MUSC 230  Musics of the World                                     3 credits
A survey of selected musical cultures of the world, with emphasis on the musical forms, instruments, tonal material, the role of music in society and its relationship to other arts. For more information contact gbeck1@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:Meets AH. GFR:Meets AH or C.
[0042] 9101 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             BECK, G
            TuWTh......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  331)


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